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Old 11-07-2007
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Design Weight vs. Actual Weight..

Not sure if this is the right forum, but wasn't sure Sailboat design was right either. Mods please move as appropriate.

So we just unloaded our 1997 Hylas 46 from the truck this morning after completing the voyage across the country. I just used the rough design number on the bill of lading since I didn't know the real weight, so rounded it to 28,000.

The trucker commented that the boat had definitely felt heavier than 28,000lbs on the way, and based on his scales readings seemed 10k higher. He weighed his empty truck on his way out of seattle, and compared the two. He called me back to tell me the actual weight was 38,000lbs!

I emptied the water tanks before shipping.. I'm not sure how much diesel was in there. The boat had all the owners old gear on it, but I would really not say it was loaded for cruising. Is this difference typical? The surveyor had commented the boat had a lot of bottom paint, maybe that's helping?
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